2010 – Long Distance Adoptions

In the course of the 2010 Tibet mission, about 2000 children in the villages of Dakshu Shang, in Central Tibet, and their families, received help from the Association.

In the capital of Lhasa, cold weather jackets, sweaters, trousers, thermal underwear, t-shirts, leather and canvas shoes, socks, hats, towels, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and so on were bought for each child. Based on the population list provided by the local government, each family, including those formed solely of old people, also received money and supplies of rice and flour. The distribution of food was particularly important
this year due to the lack of rain in the area, which completely destroyed the crops of most families. The distribution took place at Gangchen Monastery, which is traditionally a focal point of aid for the local population.

The adopted children in each village were identified and photographed and many families have written simple but very grateful thank you letters to their benefactors. The children yet to be adopted were also photographed.

As in previous years, the aid was divided equally among the adopted and non-adopted children in order to avoid further suffering.

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